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Chilean government insists on talk in the face of the conflict

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Chilean government insists on talk in the face of the conflict

Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government's spokesperson, Camila Vallejo, assured that the Executive will push ahead talks in search of solutions to face violence in the country's south macrozone.
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One of the priorities of Gabriel Boric´s government is to solve the conflict in that region that suffers rural violence episodes, which in the last year have turned into riots, attacks on agricultural machinery and land, fires and shootings with fatalities.

Some of these events are part of the so-called Mapuche conflict, which faces the State and the country´s main native group, which claims the lands they inhabited for centuries and which nowadays belong to large agricultural and forestry companies.

Vallejo confirmed to the press that the Executive will file a lawsuit for the attack that took place this Friday in Contulmo, in the province of Arauco, when armed hooded men burned 15 houses, a fact later claimed by the Mapuche Lavkenche Resistance movement.

In this context, she assured that “our government does not answer to pressures, but to convictions and we have the conviction to advance in the path of dialogue in an effort to reach solutions”.

She announced that meetings will be held with the United Nations High Commissioner and FAO directors, who have been participating in other peace processes regarding the work done by States with native peoples, experiences that, as a government, “we want to gather”, she said.

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